How does glucose protect the retina and optic nerve against ischaemia? [ 2010 - 2012 ]

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Researchers: A/Pr Ian Trounce Dr Glyn Chidlow Dr John Wood Prof Jonathan Crowston (Participant) Prof Robert Casson (Principal investigator)

Brief description Raised blood sugar levels are generally considered to be bad for nerve cells, especially those in the eye. But we have made a groundbreaking discovery finding that in the short-term, sugar can rescue nerve cells in the eye from death caused by lack of blood flow. In this project we will investigate how this remarkable effect is achieved.

Funding Amount $AUD 418,171.17

Funding Scheme NHMRC Project Grants

Notes Standard Project Grant

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